Birth Date:  24 Mar 1951
Place of Birth:  BELFAST
Country of birth:  GBR
Age:  67
Gender:   Men

Weight (Kg):  0

Events and Medals

David CALVERT - Schedule

Time Event Status
Mon, 9 Apr 10:00
Queen's Prize Pairs Finals Day 1
Tue, 10 Apr 10:00
Gold Medal Event Queen's Prize Pairs Finals Day 2
Wed, 11 Apr 10:00
Queen's Prize Individual Finals Day 1
Thu, 12 Apr 10:00
Queen's Prize Individual Finals Day 2
Sat, 14 Apr 10:00
Gold Medal Event Queen's Prize Individual Finals Day 3

Biographical Information

Commonwealth Games
2014 Glasgow, SCO Full Bore Individual 4
2014 Glasgow, SCO Full Bore Pairs 9
2010 Delhi, IND Full Bore Open 3
2010 Delhi, IND Pairs Full Bore Open 8
2006 Melbourne, AUS Open Full Bore 9
2006 Melbourne, AUS Pairs Open Full Bore 6
2002 Manchester, ENG Open Full Bore 1
2002 Manchester, ENG Pairs Open Full Bore 1
1998 Kuala Lumpur, MAS Open Full Bore 14
1998 Kuala Lumpur, MAS Pairs Open Full Bore 1


Golf, skiing (Athlete, 30 Jan 2018)

Occupation: Flying instructor (RAF Reserve) (Athlete, 30 Jan 2018)
Education: Psychology at University of Southampton, England
Languages spoken: English
Position style: Right hand, right eye
Sporting relatives

Nephew, Rory HAMILTON, has been selected to represent Northern Ireland in smallbore rifle at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. (Athlete, 5 Feb 2018)


"Hearing has suffered, though that has also been influenced by 20 years flying fighter and bomber jet aircraft." (Athlete, 5 Feb 2018)

Reason: â€œAt school we had the choice of doing athletics, cricket or fullbore rifle shooting in the summer term - I chose the latter after enjoying an introduction to smallbore rifle shooting with cadets over the winter.â€? (Athlete, 5 Feb 2018)
Ambition: "To enjoy competing for as long as possible." (Athlete, 5 Feb 2018)
Memorable: Winning his first Commonwealth Games gold medal at Victoria 1994 and winning HM The Queen’s Prize on each occasion. (Athlete, 5 Feb 2018)
Hero: Retired golfer Jack NICKLAUS (USA) and tennis player Roger FEDERER (SUI). “I especially admire those who have achieved the highest level in their chosen sport and who come across as true gentlemen.â€? (Athlete, 5 Feb 2018)
Influence: His family (wife Barbara and children Anna and Peter). “For the support they have all given over the years.â€? School shooting master, Bertie BEALES, who helped him at the beginning. (Athlete, 5 Feb 2018)
Ritual: Check kit and try to chill and focus on the task ahead. A few gentle stretching exercises. (Athlete, 5 Feb 2018)
Additional information

Participated in all 10 Commonwealth Games since Edmonton 1978, collecting a total of eight medals, including four gold. First one came at Brisbane 1982 - a bronze in pairs with Hazel MACKINTOSH (NIR). Won two fullbore golds at Manchester 2002, in individual and pairs with teammate Martin MILLAR (NIR).  "In 2018 for the next Games, I would very much like to go back to the Gold Coast for the shooting at Brisbane, where I won my first medal in 1982." (, 8 Jan 2018;, 24 Jul 2014)

Admits he does not have the best eyesight for shooting. "My vision is not very good, but there are other areas which come into play. Much of it comes down to experience, which helps with the psychological preparation and approach, and of course you need the basic shooting skills." (, 24 Jul 2014)

Former pilot in the Royal Air Force, having flown Vulcan bombers and Phantoms, reaching the rank of wing commander. Retired from full-time employment as a pilot before the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. Has taught students in Air Squadron at Cambridge University. (, 24 Jul 2014)

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Gold: Gold
Silver: Silver
Bronze: Bronze
Gold Medal Event: Gold Medal Event
Bronze Medal Event: Bronze Medal Event

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